Overview of Undergraduate Programs
The Engineering Technology Department offers programs of study in four engineering technology disciplines. A fifth program of study in the emerging discipline of information technology is also offered. A brief description of each of these programs is provided below. Additional more detailed information about these programs can be found by following the program links at right.
Computer Science & Engineering Technology
The Computer Science and Engineering Technology program is hands-on education leading to careers in the planning, construction, troubleshooting, and management of both the hardware and software elements of sophisticated data networks. Students also are prepared for careers in web site design and development. Computer Science and Engineering Technology graduates are valuable additions to high-tech corporations that are developing, maintaining, or marketing computer systems.
For additional information about the Computer Science and Engineering Technology program go directly to the CSET Web Site.
Construction Engineering Technology
Construction Engineering Technology offers students a dual foundation in engineering and management, which is needed to ensure quality work in all phases of projects in construction, transportation, and infrastructure. Graduates who work on the construction site are responsible for ensuring the quality of work, keeping projects on time and keeping projects within cost. Others work in the office or laboratory, as project managers, estimators, designers, inspectors, and schedulers. Graduates may be contractors or work for all types of contractors, including residential, building, industrial, highway, bridge, mechanical, and electrical.
For additional information about the Construction Engineering Technology program go directly to the CET Web Site.
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology combines knowledge of electrical engineering theory with technical skills in the areas of automated manufacturing, industrial controls, test operations, power generation and distribution, digital communications and instrumentation.
For additional information about the Electrical Engineering Technology program go directly to the EET Web Site.
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates solve design problems and are involved in the design, operation and testing of mechanical systems. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides hands on education leading to careers in systems design, manufacturing operations, plant operations, testing, quality control, inspection, maintenance, sales, consulting and customer service. Coursework includes a 50/50 mix of application and theory, with an emphasis on practical, problem solving applications of science and technology.
For additional information about the Mechanical Engineering Technology program go directly to the MET Web Site.
The College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration have developed a new joint degree program in Information Technology (IT) leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Information Technology program prepares students for positions as information technologists providing operational and infrastructure support for computer and information systems in business, manufacturing, and institutional organizations. The IT program provides students with an in-depth understanding of computer infrastructure including both hardware and software aspects. It also provides students with a breadth of skills in the core information technologies including programming, computer hardware and networking, databases, human/machine interfaces and Web technologies. The program accommodates both new direct-from-high-school freshmen and junior-level transfers from community and technical colleges.
For additional information about the Information Technology program go directly to the IT Web Site.